WHO  is Melissa Thornton?

Melissa Thornton's work with you draws on wisdom from systems psychology, personal growth training, career counseling, management consulting, organizational development, motivational training and good old common sense. These principles have been proven to work, consistently, with virtually every type of personality, situation, or challenge.

Melissa's clients describe her as:

Inspiring~  Intuitive~  Warm~ Passionate~  Supportive~
Challenging~  High Integrity~
Motivating~  Practical~  Organized~ Spiritual~  Joyful~  Outrageous~ Results-Oriented

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  • BA, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass. (1974)
  • MBA, Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire (1980)
  • MS, Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Bridgeport, Connecticut (1990)
  • Coursework, MentorCoach, ICF and Coachville University
  • Coursework, Institute for Life Coach Training


  • Connecticut Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Maine Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Approved Supervisor - American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
  • Clinical Member - AAMFT
  • Certificate Course in Family and Divorce Mediation


  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

  • Maine Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 

  • Connecticut Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 
          - Former President
          - Former CAMFT WebMaster

  • International Coach Federation, New England Chapter
          - Vice President-Marketing & Communications
          - ICF-NE Web Maintenance

  • International Coach Federation, CT Chapter
          - Former President
          - Former ICF-CT WebMaster

  • CT Council for Divorce Mediation
          - Former Member, Board of Directors


Melissa Thornton is a woman who loves adventure.
   She is drawn to meet challenges and grow from
   them. She can help you to seek out your challenges
   and transform them into opportunities; then make
    those opportunities into life adventures! 
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WHO  can benefit from these services?

Professional coaching services are available to individuals, entrepreneurs, business owners and selected employees, teams and executives of corporations and business organizations. 

I work with...     

- entrepreneurs and small business professionals

  Business Owners seeking planning clarity and an astute sounding board
      Business Partners who want to resolve issues 
      Entrepreneurs pursuing their passion - and wanting success for it 
      Individuals beginning private practices
      Creative people turning their talent into a business or life choice
      Sole Proprietors who need support
  Dyads or groups who want to experience more fun in their partnerships 
      Owners or Managers of small start-up companies
       Professionals wanting more vitality, fun and passion out of life  
      Professionals reinventing themselves in the workplace
      Executives thinking of leaving companies and launching a business
  Any professional or business person who wants to massively expand their customer base 
       Professionals in private practice
       People who run a business from their home

- corporate professionals and teams

      Executives/professionals who want to be extraordinary at leading their companies 
      Their spouses who are dealing with the trajectory of success 

      CEOs wishing to expand and develop their leadership skills
      CEOs and managers handling management & leadership challenges
  Managers who want to inspire and lead their teams to peak performance 
  Business people who want to learn to negotiate powerfully
      Business Teams who want to create ground breaking results   
      Companies looking to launch a coaching initiative of the following:
             strategic planning, process re-engineering; creating a compelling vision; launching and
             developing teams; or management reviews.

      Executives seeking more success, time, balance v. less stress  
      Managers struggling with employee problems  
      Managers and divisions wanting to unite around a vision  
      Project teams up against the impossible, needing help to deliver 
  Individuals who want to fine tune their career direction and greatly accelerate their advancement 
      Human Resources Departments interested in hiring external coaches for a myriad of internal issues 
  Employees going after a big win, transition or new career role
      Assist professionals through career transitions
      New managers developing self-confidence, interpersonal communication, group leadership skills

- corporate and business workshops and training modules     

  • communication skills building
  • communication channels development
  • team building
  • leadership training
  • 'change mastery'
  • conflict resolution/problem solving
  • strategic planning 
  • stress management and life-balancing
  • process re-engineering
  • creating a compelling vision
  • launching and developing teams
  • managing and enhancing intellectual and emotional capital


Are you ready for coaching?

Testimonials-what former clients have said


If  NOW IS THE TIME, call Melissa at 203-331-7242 or email at boldcolorlife@gmail.com  
for a complimentary coaching/evaluation session. 

Coaching, by telephone, from anywhere in the world!


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Melissa L. Thornton, MBA, LMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
Personal and Professional Coach 


24 hr. confidential voicemail: 203-331-7242
802 Back River Road, Boothbay, ME 04537
24 hr. confidential voicemail: 207-633-6566

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